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plan. a problem we can come back quickly. , if theuestion is obama administration and many senate democrats have maintained that the implementation of standards for critical infrastructure sectors would compel better behavior, have you seen that in the electric industry with the establishment of these standards for singh -- forcing companies to take it more seriously? >> sure. if there are standards, people in the companies responsible, there are federal regulators you have to go to to be accountable for the standards. so there is that attention that is there. still haveted, you to go way beyond the standards in order to -- >> beyond the standards, one of the biggest threats to the security infrastructure is the human element, the insider threat. the errors of commission or omission. employee training is one of the most important things. you can have the best standards, the best technology, the best procedures, but if your people are not trained, your customers are not trained -- the financial industry sees its customers as part of the broader ecosystem. not only are we trying to
state of the union address, president obama said that our enemies are also seeking the ability to sabotage our power grid, our financial institutions, our air traffic control systems. we have representatives this week from all three of those industries. gentlemen, i want to start with an opening question for each of you. what are some of the attacks that have happened on your industry, and how are you preventing them? we'll begin with tom kuhn of the edison electric institute which represents several electric companies in the united states. >> guest: well, thank you, peter. so far we have, weinged every day onttacks from various sources, but so far the major attacks that we have had have been on customer information systems or things of that nature. they haven't been attacks that keep me up at night which is the ones that would actually do some damage to our critical infrastructure. >> host: how do you work to prevent those? >> guest: how do we work to prevent those? well, you know, we have testimonyings, cyber technologies, prevention technologies. we spend a lot of time now l
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